Several friends have asked me to compile a list of my Coachella 2015 picks to use as a guide at the event. Despite the lackluster response to this year’s lineup, there are lots… Continue reading
With ’60s allure and old-school country twang, these songs are beautify melodic and lyrically poignant.
Jovial, upbeat melodies reminiscent of a tropical vacation and sweet, honest-to-goodness lyrics make for a refreshing combination.
It feels like I’m running through Sleepy Hollow, in black and white, listening to a scratchy old record of the Monster Mash.
Dismal, ’80s-style Dreampop.
If this is the future of Southern Rock, then I am on board.
RAC always mixes songs with amazing beats at catchy hooks.
Rhye is one of those sexy, moody bands with jazzy vocals and electronic chill melodies.
It feels like driving through town in a convertible after a rough patch and the clouds are just beginning to clear. The cool wind blowing through your hair, chilling your face and making your eyes water.
I love the nostalgia crossed freshness of anachronistic bands. It’s almost like you get to experience the past in a now kind of way.
The poetry here is deep and fluid.
This lo-fi ’60s vibe is so appealing.
Melted harmonies and drenched chords with breathy vocals.
Kind of like if Elvis and The Beatles had a baby. If you’re not dancing right now, you should probably check your pulse and make sure you’re still breathing.
The song, the melody, the lyrics, the beats–all are enough to make me more optimistic and centered in the moment.
Angsty, new age punk with introspective lyrics and pop rhythms.
A classic, noir take on the trials and tribulations of making it in Hollywood.
If you decide to just sit down and really listen to a song, this would be it. Kill me with sorrow, and then lift me from the ashes. The Lumineers, Stubborn Love (2012).
There’s a really great retro vibe– a cross between the ’80s and the glam-rock ’70s. It’s sassy, stylish and subdued.